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Reward offered for information on corrections office fire

MADISON -- The Hudson Police Department and the State Fire Marshal's Office at the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) announced today that the Wisconsin Arson Insurance Council is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the June 3 fire that occurred in the State Community Corrections office located in the St. Croix Business Park at 2100 O'Neil Road in Hudson.

The fire occurred shortly after 6 a.m. after a vehicle was driven into the front door of the office and an incendiary device was thrown inside. Sprinklers extinguished the flames and no one was on the premises at the time of the incident.

Anyone who may have been traveling in the vicinity of the St. Croix Business Park between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on June 3 is asked to contact the Wisconsin Arson Hotline at (800)362-3005 to provide information about unusual activity, persons or vehicles. Any additional information will to assist in furthering this investigation. Information may be left anonymously. Information also can be e-mailed to the following


Questions concerning the case should be directed to the Hudson Police Department at (715) 386-4771.